After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Based on the true story of Operation Carwash, the largest and most successful corruption investigation ever seen in the world, "No One is Above the Law" tells, through the eyes of Detective... See full summary »
The series follows closely real events, particularly with respect to famous people (who appear under alternative names but whose real-life counterparts are easily identifiable in Brazil). One artistic license was particularly controversial in Brazil: Jose Higino (the alternative name for former President Lula da Silva) speaks in a private conversation about the need to "staunch the bleeding" (estancar a sangria), in a reference to the large number of high-level people being investigated, arrested, or indicted by the Lava Jato operation. In reality, the phrase was captured in a wiretapped phone conversation being said by Senator Romero Jucá. The Senator at one point was the leader of the Government caucus in the Senate during Dilma Rousef's Presidency, but eventually changed position and supported her impeachment. See more »
Very entertaining and informative of the current political climate in Brazil
Another incredible title by José Padilha, portraits the rotten political class accurately and quite frankly really hard to stop watching. I loved watching again the evolution of the most important anti-corruption investigation of our time. Can't wait to see season 2.
Hopefully this could go beyond the entertainment and help the nation choose better politics in all levels.
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